|To:||David Wuertele <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: What is the right way to setup MIPS timer irq in 2.6.29?|
|From:||David Daney <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:47:05 -0700|
|User-agent:||Thunderbird 220.127.116.11 (X11/20090320)|
David Wuertele wrote:
I wrote:Has the system timer paradigm changed between 2.6.18 and 2.6.29? I'm trying to update my Broadcom-based embedded system to 2.6.29, and I'm running into problems getting the system timer to run.I solved my problem, though I'm still a little unclear about the reasoning. The solution was to enable these: CONFIG_CEVT_R4K=y CONFIG_CSRC_R4K=y I also had to define get_c0_compare_int() to return the system timer interrupt. Once I had done these things, start_kernel() calls time_init(), which calls mips_clockevent_init() and init_mips_clocksource(). init_mips_clocksource() calls the init_r4k_clocksource() that was enabled with the new config options. Now my system clock runs like I think it should. I think I might not need the CEVT components... I'm going to look into that next.
No, you do need them. That is the source of the interrupts. Using the standard cevt-r4k.c you get nice things like the tickless kernel all for free.
But I wish there was some easy to find documentation about why this code had to be moved into the arch/mips/cevt-*.c and arch/mips/csrc-*.c libraries.
It had to change because the entire Linux time keeping infrastructure change to use the generic clock source and clock event system.
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